OrthodoxChristianity.net
October 01, 2014, 04:21:41 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Reminder: No political discussions in the public fora.  If you do not have access to the private Politics Forum, please send a PM to Fr. George.
 
   Home   Help Calendar Contact Treasury Tags Login Register  
Poll
Question: What services does your Church do on Holy Wednesday?  (Chose one of the first two options, one of the middle two, and one of the last three)
Morning: Presanctified Liturgy - 20 (27.8%)
Morning: Nothing, or Other (please specify) - 3 (4.2%)
Afternoon: Unction - 5 (6.9%)
Afternoon: Nothing, or Other (please specify) - 7 (9.7%)
Evening: Unction - 24 (33.3%)
Evening: Orthros/Matins/"Bridegroom" (with or without anointing) - 12 (16.7%)
Evening: Nothing, or Other (please specify) - 1 (1.4%)
Total Voters: 34

Pages: « 1 2  All   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Holy Wednesday Practices  (Read 4111 times) Average Rating: 0
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
shep4569
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: OCA
Posts: 58



WWW
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2009, 05:45:14 PM »

It's traditions,,the ancient way.That people were familiar with for century's ...now certain services are omitted or replaced or shortened,,,,,Maybe this is the beginning of the great falling away that begins first on the clergy level and then infects the lay people that Holy Scripture warns us about....Even the Blessed Lord says when he comes back will he find any faith left....

Strictly speaking of the "ancient way", the Eucharist used to be celebrated just by the reading of Scriptures and the reception of the Holy Gifts, and now look what the Liturgy has become.

I also don't think the clergy shorten or replace services out of disrespect. There's just a trade-off. In my church, we do Unction on Wednesday and don't serve the matins of Holy Thursday at all. If it's apostasy to skip services, then I guess we should all live in monasteries, where there's a full cycle of services.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2009, 05:45:58 PM by shep4569 » Logged

In Christ,
Logan

"The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." - Job 1:21
Tags:
Pages: « 1 2  All   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.036 seconds with 29 queries.